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Expert guidance on the census

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Census: The Expert Guide
Recently published by the National Archives is an authoritative guide on the Census Returns written by genealogical experts Peter Christian and David Annal. The contents include detailed information on the forthcoming 1911 census; explains as to why you may complain “why can’t I find my ancestor?”; and examines how best to obtain information from the census, especially if accessing it online.


  • Introduction
  • The Victorian censuses 1841-1901
  • The 1911 census
  • Why can’t I find my ancestor?
  • The census online
  • Online search techniques
  • Free census indexes online
  • Ancestry
  • Findmypast
  • TheGenealogist and RootsUK
  • Genes Reunited and 1901censusonline
  • Origins
  • ScotlandsPeople
  • The 1911 census online
  • The websites compared
  • Ireland
  • The censuses on CD-ROM
  • Using the census on microfilm
  • Reading and websites

Census: The Expert Guide (Paperback)
by Peter Christian (Author), David Annal (Author)
ISBN: 1905615345

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